Our blog offers up-to-date summaries on USCIS forms, monthly Visa Bulletin updates, as well as insights on U.S. immigration policy.
USCIS Will Require Covid-19 Vaccinations with Green Card Applications
Covid-19 vaccinations will now become part of the green card process. Applicants should make sure they have their official CDC cards ready before their green card interview.
September 01, 2021
Visa Bulletin Updates for September 2021
The upcoming month shows that Certain Special Immigrants from Latin America and religious workers have a backlog as we near the end of the fiscal year. In addition, SIVs have a current final action date for Afghan nationals, but the difficulty remains in actually filing these applications because of the extensive paperwork.
August 31, 2021
USCIS Immigrant Fee, Explained
Your immigrant visa fee is what is charged so the USCIS can create your green card and mail it your new U.S. address. Here are some insights into this short, but significant process.
August 31, 2021
Will Employers Verify your Work Permit Authorization?
Work permits might make some companies hesitate when it comes to hiring non-citizens. Here are some tips for navigating the application process as a work permit holder.
August 30, 2021
Common Questions to Expect from a CBP Officer
Don’t be surprised when a CBP officer asks you questions regarding any previous entries into the United States or with whom you will be staying or taking up residence with if admitted into the country.
August 27, 2021
USCIS Resources for Lawful Permanent Residents
Rather than doing a blind Google search, the USCIS provides targeted links for newly admitted green card holders that can help with adjusting and integrating into a U.S. community.
August 26, 2021
Green Card Holders Need to Be Aware of These 3 Things
Your green card and legal residence in the United States come with rights and responsibilities. Here are some tips and insights once the application process is over.
August 25, 2021
Rescheduling your USCIS Appointments
Be sure to plan ahead for any USCIS appointment or interview at a service center. Also, note that all service centers are abiding by Covid-19 protocols and will not allow applicants into centers if they have a fever or have recently been exposed to someone who has been infected with the virus in the last 14 days.
August 24, 2021
Why the Grant Review Process is so Important for NIW Applicants
Grant recipients know their area of expertise well. They should use the grant review process as a learning tool for the NIW application and identifying specifics of their proposed endeavor.
August 20, 2021
What’s in the New Budget for Immigration?
The new 3.5 trillion dollar budget proposes immigration reform, although it is unclear where both sides will meet when it comes to DACA and pathways to legal residence.
August 19, 2021
USCIS Will Now Issue SSNs for Green Card Applicants
The USCIS has made getting a social security number more efficient and easier for immigrants by adding a new section on the I-485 application in partnership with the Social Security Administration.
August 18, 2021
The National Interest Waiver and Environmental Science
Maintaining a healthy and prosperous economy in the U.S. is also dependent on the health of the environment. Pursuing an NIW in the field of environmental science should absolutely be considered in the national interest.
August 17, 2021
Entering into an I-864 Contractual Agreement: Things to Consider
The I-864 is not a short-term contract and can last many years. Consider the following before signing this USCIS form.
August 16, 2021
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